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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Yesterday, 09:13 PM
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Posted By doc_ricketts
One of my friends in Florida has an Elsinore and...

One of my friends in Florida has an Elsinore and used to race it. He let me ride it one day, but I was real careful. He got on it and did wheelies all around the sand street neighborhood.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Yesterday, 08:17 PM
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Views: 979,842
Posted By doc_ricketts
OK, it is just that I saw Bullitt last night and...

OK, it is just that I saw Bullitt last night and was looking into Steve Q's role and overall experience:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXyVp7iw10Q
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Yesterday, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13,852
Views: 979,842
Posted By doc_ricketts
That is so cool. Didn't know they had tested the...

That is so cool. Didn't know they had tested the reuseable landing part. But they did get up to the ISS today for an easter egg delivery. So major congrats to SpaceX and anybody else who can do...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-19-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 500
Posted By doc_ricketts
Great report and fantastic pics.:clap:clap

Great report and fantastic pics.:clap:clap
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-19-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13,852
Views: 979,842
Posted By doc_ricketts
And just who is this and where/what was he...

And just who is this and where/what was he riding?
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a5/Hondacr250m.jpg/300px-Hondacr250m.jpg
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-19-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13,852
Views: 979,842
Posted By doc_ricketts
I plug my 95 Cummins in when it is below 20...

I plug my 95 Cummins in when it is below 20 degrees but even then it will start in several revs. If I plug it in, it starts instantaneous. I can manage that for the 20 mpg I get no matter what the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-19-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13,852
Views: 979,842
Posted By doc_ricketts
Yeah those high schooler Chevy diesel drivers are...

Yeah those high schooler Chevy diesel drivers are sure immature
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-18-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,270
Posted By doc_ricketts
There are old slides all the way up and down the...

There are old slides all the way up and down the valley that occurred in the last 14,000 years. But the details of this slide mass were well known to geologists and government officials. And yes, not...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-18-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By doc_ricketts
You should be OK for Lolo on your DL if you can...

You should be OK for Lolo on your DL if you can ride well manicured dirt, unless you come after heavy rain.
Here is one of several ride reports:...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-17-2014, 07:13 PM
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Views: 203
Posted By doc_ricketts
Great advice to take in some real purty country...

Great advice to take in some real purty country and with the Lolo some great western history as well. As far as Oregon, yes southern/southwestern Oregon is very nice. Don't miss Crater Lake and Rogue...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-17-2014, 09:05 AM
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Views: 225,203
Posted By doc_ricketts
Winches? We don't need no stinkin winches!!

Winches? We don't need no stinkin winches!!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-16-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,982
Posted By doc_ricketts
Great pictures!!

Great pictures!!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-15-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,270
Posted By doc_ricketts
If you work for a company that specializes in...

If you work for a company that specializes in landslides, then Oso will be your prime case history. If you want to see what other 'professionals' think about the role of rainfall, then see the USGS...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-15-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,982
Posted By doc_ricketts
You would not catch me riding anywhere in Mexico,...

You would not catch me riding anywhere in Mexico, especially near the US border. The only places in Mexico I will visit again are the Yucatan regions north of Belize where the water is so great and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-14-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By doc_ricketts
I like to camp west of the park in the north end...

I like to camp west of the park in the north end of the Flathead Valley. Beautiful NFS campgrounds and clear rivers nearby.
http://www.fcvb.org/camping.php
Some of the NFS campgrounds have showers...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-12-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,270
Posted By doc_ricketts
A registered professional what? I am not an...

A registered professional what? I am not an amateur by the way since I have 30 years experience doing geophysical mapping of areas like Oso including lots of research at Mt St. Helens and Mt. Rainier...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-12-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 760
Posted By doc_ricketts
Thanks, will do. :freaky

Thanks, will do. :freaky
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-11-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4,336
Views: 225,203
Posted By doc_ricketts
Should have known that one right away. Worked...

Should have known that one right away. Worked several times at Mammoth Hot Springs and did a horseback based study that crossed the area west to east and passed right south of the picture site.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-11-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 760
Posted By doc_ricketts
That is one area I would like to revisit and ride...

That is one area I would like to revisit and ride the whole area. First came to Jemez Springs when I was a kid and visited Los Alamos for work and did a little sightseeing. But I would like to bring...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-08-2014, 12:34 PM
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Views: 225,203
Posted By doc_ricketts
He was just SW of Canon City on Tanner Peak and...

He was just SW of Canon City on Tanner Peak and looking to the WNW at the Wet Mountains as shown pointing at Bushnell Peak in the Google Earth image:...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-08-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4,336
Views: 225,203
Posted By doc_ricketts
Sure don't know that one. Is is just east of...

Sure don't know that one. Is is just east of Texas Creek or farther east?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-07-2014, 09:20 AM
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Views: 225,203
Posted By doc_ricketts
Oh, I get it now. Texas Creek, which I need to...

Oh, I get it now. Texas Creek, which I need to head up sometime. But I don't know which of the lookouts you were on.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-07-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4,336
Views: 225,203
Posted By doc_ricketts
Yeah I thought the perspective was a little...

Yeah I thought the perspective was a little stretched.:lol3 But I don't know the area above Prisonville, so I have to give up.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-06-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 731
Posted By doc_ricketts
Yeppir, that road and the views of the clear...

Yeppir, that road and the views of the clear river with all the big pretty rocks is unique in the western US and Canada.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-06-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4,336
Views: 225,203
Posted By doc_ricketts
South part of 4-mile looking west with Princeton...

South part of 4-mile looking west with Princeton a little northwest. It looks like it is on trail 185.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-06-2014, 08:26 AM
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Views: 225,203
Posted By doc_ricketts
That was my first guess, but it seems longer than...

That was my first guess, but it seems longer than Argentine. The second shot sure looks like the Big A step.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-02-2014, 08:27 PM
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Views: 225,203
Posted By doc_ricketts
Never got to this view while living in Lakewood....

Never got to this view while living in Lakewood. Somehow it looked like the backside of Mt. Princeton. The 14ers.com web site has a great wide angle view of your pic:...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-02-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,664
Posted By doc_ricketts
Ditto!!

Ditto!!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-02-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,270
Posted By doc_ricketts
Sorry, but the Google Earth editor moved my Oso...

Sorry, but the Google Earth editor moved my Oso movie to a current events page:
https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!searchin/gec/Oso/gec-member-centric-locations/fqzQdDSu9w4/84gHF3cOAoUJ
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-02-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13,852
Views: 979,842
Posted By doc_ricketts
If bikes don't get ridden, they become this: ...

If bikes don't get ridden, they become this:
http://www.trailgallery.com/photos/13684/tj13684_082212_112023_689038.jpg?20120822112346
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-02-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4,336
Views: 225,203
Posted By doc_ricketts
My only other guess would be Ptarmigan Peak.

My only other guess would be Ptarmigan Peak.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-02-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4,336
Views: 225,203
Posted By doc_ricketts
Chrysolite Mt. south of Mt. Princeton and off...

Chrysolite Mt. south of Mt. Princeton and off Hancock?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-02-2014, 09:05 AM
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Posted By doc_ricketts
Same guy I am guessing (even though bikes are...

Same guy I am guessing (even though bikes are different locations) and he sure loves that brown paint. Wouldn't believe anything he says.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-31-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,270
Posted By doc_ricketts
A dedicated amateur scientist put together the...

A dedicated amateur scientist put together the best Google Earth outline of the logging causes for the slide. DNR and others need to pay for this total lack of understanding of logging and slides....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-31-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13,852
Views: 979,842
Posted By doc_ricketts
Great kitty pictures. Where were they taken?

Great kitty pictures. Where were they taken?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-31-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,093
Posted By doc_ricketts
Pinedale area and up to Flat Top Mt. are my...

Pinedale area and up to Flat Top Mt. are my favorite places in WY (plus Yellowstone canyon):
http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/42691437.jpg
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-31-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13,852
Views: 979,842
Posted By doc_ricketts
Nice looking rig and nice size (24'?). I looked...

Nice looking rig and nice size (24'?). I looked at one out here that was a 2001 with only 11,000 miles and perfect shape. Also Chevy. We finally bought a pop top camper to pull behind the Dodge...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-29-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,291
Posted By doc_ricketts
I came at this place nearby as a kid with my Dad...

I came at this place nearby as a kid with my Dad from Lubbock, TX. Getover there much from LANL, Hair?
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/10/26/travel/26journeys600.jpg
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-29-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4,336
Views: 225,203
Posted By doc_ricketts
That is the head of the guy who has been carving...

That is the head of the guy who has been carving on the rock to make it in his likeness.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-29-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,270
Posted By doc_ricketts
Here is a good description of the logging in the...

Here is a good description of the logging in the area that contributed to the disaster. I would like to see a closer connection of recent logging (rain funnel/triangle area in my figure) to slides...
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